All Hurricane Warnings In Florida Have Been Lifted

Sep 4, 2019

Hurricane warnings across Florida have been discontinued, but tropical storm conditions are likely to continue through early Wednesday evening along the First Coast.

For the latest updates on Hurricane Dorian visit WJCT's weather page or download the Florida Storms app for Android and iOS devices. 

What follows is a synopsis of some of our earlier storm coverage.

At 5 p.m. Wednesday, Hurricane Dorian had maximum sustained winds of 110 mph, with the center of the storm offshore, with the outer bands still hugging Florida's First Coast but moving steadily north, northwest off Georgia's coast and heading toward the Carolinas.

Waves pounded the Jacksonville Beach Pier Thursday afternoon as Hurricane Dorian was offshore with winds of 105 mph.
Credit David Luckin / WJCT News


The St. Johns River in Downtown Jacksonville was relatively calm - given Category 2 Hurricane Dorian was offshore - Wednesday afternoon at 3.
Credit Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

High tide in St. Augustine was at 12:03 p.m. Wave heights reached near 16 ft a few miles offshore St. Augustine Wednesday according to NOAA's National Data Bouy Center station 41117 and some coastal flooding was possible, more specifically in the Tolomato River.

The bands from the Category 2 hurricane generally dissipated before making it inland to the I-75 corridor. 

A rain band pummels Jacksonville Beach around 3 a.m. Wednesday.
Credit David Luckin / WJCT News
There was already some standing water around Metropolitan Park in Downtown Jacksonville Wednesday morning ahead of the brunt of Hurricane Dorian.
10:30 a.m. Wednesday radar loop from the Jacksonville office of the National Weather Service.
Credit National Weather Service

Wednesday morning around 10 a.m., the center of Hurricane Dorian was about 95 miles to the east of Daytona Beach. Rain bands had been moving on shore Wednesday morning, the heaviest of which - at the time - extended from the Palm Valley area in St. Johns County, extending into the western parts of Flagler County, mainly west of Interstate 95.

Bill Bortzfield can be reached at, 904-358-6349 or on Twitter at @BortzInJax.